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  • Blogs

    September 2, 2014

    Welcome to Country Music Time Machine

    Country music has an interesting relationship with current events. Unlike other forms of pop that deal with one form of fantasy or another -- starlets forever falling in love with that guy who is just out of reach; aspiring rappers' dreams of a ghetto-fabulous lifestyle, for example -- country draw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Houston Snubbed on Esquire's List of Best New Restaurants

    Remember back in August, when Bon Appétit magazine named The Pass & Provisions the sixth-best new restaurant in America. Boy, were we proud of our homeboys Seth Siegel-Gardner and Terrence Gallivan. On Monday, Esquire magazine came out with its own list of the best new restaurant in 2013, and you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: October 22-25

    Rodriguez House of Blues, October 23 Had he not fallen victim to slow sales in the early '70s, Detroit-born rocker Rodriguez could have been one of the biggest acts of the decade. After releasing two sturdy, Dylanesque albums, 1970's Cold Fact and Coming From Reality the next year, Rodriguez left r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Jade Simmons at Jet Lounge

    Jade Simmons, Riverlin, Rett Lea Jet Lounge July 6, 2012 When concert pianist Jade Simmons first learned that her computer wouldn't latch onto Jet Lounge's sound system Friday night, thereby ruining her chance to introduce to the audience her experimentation in partnering classical songs with hip-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Warren Buffett Buys The Bryan-College Station Eagle

    Good news for a good Texas newspaper -- Warren Buffett, the current savior of print media, is buying the Bryan-College Station Eagle for an undisclosed price, the Omaha World-Herald reports. Buffett has gone on a newspaper-buying spree, using his vast fortune to give hope to journalists and, not in ... More >>

  • Music

    February 23, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    With a Rebel Yell: 10 Rockers Gone Country

    Photo by Matthew KeeverAaron Lewis at the Verizon Wireless Theater in 2010.​When Staind singer Aaron Lewis rolls into Verizon Wireless Theater tomorrow night, odds are he'll leave his mudshuvel back at the hotel. As modern rock radio turns to the next generation of angst, the former Fred Durs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Friday Night: Hayes Carll, Robert Ellis, and Shovels & Rope At House Of Blues

    This Friday night set effectively set the tone for my New Year's weekend. It was raucous, relaxing, and poignant, shoving us into the new year with a bit of twang and grit - as if I didn't already carry enough in my DNA. With Hayes Carll closing, Robert Ellis in middle relief, and Charleston, Sout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Garden & Gun Recognizes Houston In Its Latest [and Largest] Issue

    When I attended the James Beard awards ceremony earlier this year in New York City, I found myself sandwiched between Maggie Kennedy and Robb Walsh at the dinner table. Kennedy is the photography director for Garden & Gun, while Walsh has been known to contribute articles to the Southern lifestyle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Michael Kramer of The Tasting Room

    ​Eating Our Words recently caught up with Chef Michael Kramer at The Tasting Room's Uptown location to get the scoop on the huge new City Centre location, set to open in February 16, and find out what goes into a good wine bar restaurant. Eating Our Words: Hi Michael. This Uptown Park locati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Justin Strang of Bistro Catron

    Courtesy Bistro CatronJustin Strang of Bistro Catron​We ventured out to the west side to meet with Chef Strang of Bistro Catron (17754 Katy Freeway), learned how one goes about becoming a self-taught chef and got the scoop on his hot selling bacon chocolate brownie. EOW: Tell me about your t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Houston: From Moron Metropolis to Genius City In Two Short Months

    ​Two months ago, the Daily Beast ranked all American cities according to their estimation of each place's municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher education, and political engagement, as measured ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    How To Save Galveston, Part 3: Gettin' Its Savannah On

    This week, Hair Balls is examining the many and varied roads Galveston could take to recover from Hurricane Ike. This week's cover story explores the possibility of casino gambling, while an earlier post here discusses Galveston relying on its existing, tried-and-true economic drivers. A third envis ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Houstonian Kady Malloy = Early American Idol Front-runner

    Dallas may have hosted the American Idol auditions’ most recent Texas stop back in August, but it looks like a Houstonian stole the show. On last night’s episode, notoriously curt Idol judge Simon Cowell practically flipped his wig over effervescent Katy Taylor alum and Jessica Alba lookalike Ka ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 6, 2007

    "Lessons from Below: Otabenga Jones & Associates"

    Otabenga Jones & Associates teach us a few things at the Menil

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2007

    Shrimp Wars: Calling Bullshit

    Gulf brown shrimp have a bold iodine tang. I like the iodine flavor of Gulf brown shrimp, especially in gumbos and other highly seasoned dishes. Alison Cook, the restaurant critic at the Chronicle, hates the taste of iodine in seafood. And she is trashing the local shrimp. In an October 7 post on ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Tonk Blokes And the Mean Streets Of Da R.O.

    Ten things I read about Houston on, the Wikipedia of the hood

  • News

    September 15, 2005
  • Dining

    December 2, 2004

    Grande Plans

    Houston's most famous chef talks about prostate cancer, turning 50 and what's next for Cafe Annie

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004
  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Faux Strummer, Bogus Buzzcocks and Phony Ramones

    Never mind the bollocks, here's Rudyard's punk karaoke night

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    This Old House

    The City of Houston wants to further spiff up the area around Minute Maid Park. The historic Cohn House stands in its way.

  • Culture

    September 27, 2001

    Image Versus Reality

    MFA exhibits shatter two things that America loves: Its myths and its marketing

  • Film

    June 29, 2000

    What So Proudly We Hail

    Sure, The Patriot is mawkish nationalism disguised as summer entertainment, but we'll wave the flag anyway

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    The World (Fest) Is Not Enough

    In its 33rd year -- or is it the 22nd? the Houston International Film Festival still barely registers with the people it's suppose to serve

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Swing in Time

    OrchestraX salutes the 1920s and the music of Gershwin and Ellington

  • News

    April 8, 1999
  • Music

    February 18, 1999
  • News

    November 19, 1998
  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Rocky Landing

    Residents of this seaside neighborhood are about to be joined by a 1,000-acre port facility

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways

  • Film

    April 16, 1998

    One Little, Two Little, 40 Little Indies

    Worldfest-Houston offers movies you won't otherwise see

  • News

    March 13, 1997
  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    The Why of WorldFest

    Houston's film festival returns a "lean, mean movie machine"

  • Film

    April 14, 1994

    WorldFest's World View

    Hunter Todd returns with a slimmed-down film festival